A pasted-in sign of ownership. Modern bookplates are pressure sensitive (peel-and-stick) as opposed to the older bookplates which were made with water-activated adhesive (lick-and-stick). Bookplates range from orante, engraved 19th century works of art to the downright ugly.
a simple but nicely designed sticker that the two of us can sign and then simply mail to you, to be placed inside your book (or on your dashboard or forehead if you want), like one of those old "ex libris" stickers
Pre-printed label (often stating from the Library of) with an adhesive back. The bookplate un-like the Ex-Libris plate does not have the owners name pre-printed on it. The modern bookplates have the peel-and-stick backings, unlike the older ones which have the water-activated adhesive backing. Some of the older bookplates dating into the last century have become collectible. I have seen books sale, not for the book, but rather for the plate adhered to the inside. [Back to the Top
A decorated, pasted in "Ex-Libris" decal which denotes book ownership. There are also bookplates acknowledging the generosity of book donors, and for book prize-winners (such as for perfect attendance at Sunday School). Beautifully engraved older bookplates are collected. Bookplates, particularly the new peel-and-stick type, are difficult to remove without damaging a book. If a bookplate is present, it should never removed.
A pasted-in sign of ownership. Modern bookplates are pressure sensitive (peel-and-stick) as opposed to the older bookplates which were made with water-activated adhesive (lick-and-stick). Some bookplates from the last century were quite elaborate with engravings.
A bookplate, also known as ex librÄ«s [Latin, "from books"], is commonly a printed piece of paper pasted on one of the pages of a book, most often on the inside front cover showing ownership. They replaced book rhymes after the 19th century.